While they’ve been college radio favorites around the Twin Cities for a decent while now, Kitten Forever finally made their defining statement of purpose with their second album,Pressure. Still a three-piece, but now more flexible in their instrumentation, all of the women in Kitten Forever now take turns on vocals, although their voices mesh extremely well together. Another awesome release from Ecstattic Studios, the LP finally nails the propulsive minimalism of the band’s live show while still sounding presentable for airplay. Fans of local faves like Babes in Toyland and feminist punk definitely need to give this one a listen.
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COOL. LOOK. IT’S OUR NEW VIDEO FOR “DOUBLE DISCO”. We had so much fun shooting and want to say thank you so much to Skateville and Gordon Byrd and to everyone who almost died in the making of this film. Goddess bless your sore bodies.
Cadette - Swell (From 2012’s “Flesh Without Hunting”)
Cadette, a Minneapolis all female trio, lasted only two years, or maybe less, but on their only record, “Flesh Without Hunting,” they managed to perfectly emulate and then expand some upon the groundwork laid but nearly untouched by Babes in Toyland twenty years ago. Creative musicianship drives on every instrument drives this record and solidifies it as a modern classic, in my eyes. The band’s vocalist and guitar player, Laura Larson, continues playing in Kitten Forever.